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Old Nov 28th 2004, 7:15 pm   #1
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The following links below should be useful to anyone planning to migrate to Australia.
Given without endorsement Please PM me if any are incorrect.

VISAS, IMMIGRATION & CITIZENSHIP
http://www.immi.gov.au
http://www.citizenship.gov.au
http://www.passports.gov.au
http://www.mrt.gov.au (Migration Review Tribunal)

MIGRATION AGENTS
http://www.themara.com.au
http://www.mia.org.au
http://www.austimmigration.com.au (George Lombard)
http://www.overseas-emigration.co.uk (Richard Gregan)
http://www.iscah.com (Steven O'Neil)
http://www.gomatilda.com (Alan Collett)
http://www.peterbollard.com (Peter Bollard)

COMMUNITY MIGRATION ADVICE in AUSTRALIA
http://www.iarc.asn.au (Sydney)
http://www.rilc.org.au (Melbourne)
If elsewhere in Australia, IARC or RILC may be able to refer you

STATE IMMIGRATION AUTHORITIES
http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au

SKILL ASSESSING AUTHORITIES
http://www.aaca.org.au (Architects)
http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au (Accountants)
http://www.acs.org.au (IT)
http://www.anmc.org.au (Nurses)
http://www.naati.com.au (Translators)
http://www.vetassess.com.au (Most 50 + 40 point occupations)
A full listing can be found on form 1121i (Skilled Occupations List)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING
http://www.ielts.org
http://www.oet.com.au

GOVERNMENT PORTALS
http://australia.gov.au/
http://www.nsw.gov.au
http://www.vic.gov.au
http://www.qld.gov.au
http://www.sa.gov.au
http://www.wa.gov.au
http://www.tas.gov.au
http://www.act.gov.au
http://www.nt.gov.au

DRIVING LICENCE
http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au
http://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au
Other authorities can be found through the state government portal.

AUSTRALIAN EMBASSIES

http://www.austemb.org (Washington DC)
http://www.australian-embassy.de (Berlin)
http://www.immi.gov.au/contacts/overseas.htm (All overseas DIMIA offices)
http://www.dfat.gov.au/missions/ (All overseas Australian missions)
Not every Australian mission has a DIMIA presence.

FOREIGN EMBASSIES in AUSTRALIA
http://www.dfat.gov.au (Full listing)
http://canberra.usembassy.gov
http://www.nzembassy.com/home.cfm?c=18

BANKING
http://www.commbank.com.au
http://www.anz.com.au
http://www.stgeorge.com.au
http://www.national.com.au
http://www.westpac.com.au
http://www.bankwest.com.au
http://www.banksa.com.au
http://www.hsbc.com.au
http://www.citibank.com.au
http://www.migrantbanking.co.uk (Commonwealth Bank, London branch)
http://www.americanexpress.com.au

REAL ESTATE
http://www.property.com.au
http://www.realestate.com.au
http://www.domain.com.au
http://www.tenants.org.au (Tenants rights)

HIGHER EDUCATION
http://www.go8.edu.au

DISTANCE LEARNING
http://www.une.edu.au
http://www.deakin.edu.au
http://www.monash.edu.au
http://www.usq.edu.au
http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk

NEWS and MEDIA
http://www.abc.net.au
http://www.ninemsn.com.au
http://www.seven.com.au
http://www.theaustralian.com.au (National)
http://www.smh.com.au (Sydney)
http://www.theage.com.au (Melbourne)
http://www.afr.com.au (Australian Financial Review)
http://www.crikey.com.au
http://www.mikesradioworld.com/oceania.html (Radio stations online)

SHOPPING & RETAIL
http://www.binglee.com.au (Electrical)
http://www.dse.com.au (Electrical)
http://www.coles.com.au (Supermarket)
http://www.retravision.com.au (Electrical)
http://www.westfield.com.au (Shopping Malls)
http://www.woolworths.com.au (Supermarkets)

EMPLOYMENT
http://www.seek.com.au
http://www.hays.com.au
http://www.careerone.com.au
http://www.mycareer.com.au
http://www.jobsearch.gov.au

HEALTH & SOCIAL WELFARE
http://www.centrelink.gov.au (Social security)
http://www.hic.gov.au (Health Insurance Commission, incl Medicare)
http://www.mbf.com.au (Health insurance)
http://www.medibank.com.au (health insurance)
http://www.hcf.com.au (health insurance)

TRAVEL & MOTORING
http://www.flightcentre.com.au
http://www.trailfinders.com.au
http://www.qantas.com
http://www.virginblue.com.au (Main competitor to Qantas)
http://www.sydneyairport.com.au
http://www.melbourneairport.com.au
http://www.greyhound.com.au (Bus)
http://www.drive.com.au (Car prices)
http://www.nrma.com.au (Insurance, Roadside assistance)
http://www.avis.com.au
http://www.hertz.com.au
http://www.bayswatercarrental.com.au (Car rental, Sydney and Perth)
http://www.airlinequality.com (Airline reviews)

TOURISM
http://www.australia.com
http://www.yha.org.au (Budget accommodation)

RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS
http://www.australia.anglican.org
http://www.uca.org.au (Uniting Church - Methodist/Presbyterian)

WEATHER
http://www.bom.gov.au
http://www.australianweathernews.com
http://members.iinet.net.au/~jacob/weather.html (Perth)
http://www.dropbears.com/brough (Morning Glory cloud waves)
http://www.realsurf.com.au/ (Surf reports)

WEBCAMS
http://perthcam.bankwest.com.au
http://webcam.omni.net.au (Melbourne)

POLITICAL
http://www.liberal.org.au
http://www.alp.org.au
http://www.aph.gov.au (Parliament)
http://www.aec.gov.au (Elections)
http://www.whitlamdismissal.com (Political history)
http://www.australianpolitics.com

POSTAL & TELECOM
http://www.auspost.com.au
http://www.telstra.com.au
http://www.optus.com.au
http://www.vodafone.com.au
http://www.virginmobile.com.au

UTILITY PROVIDERS (SYDNEY)
http://www.agl.com.au
http://www.energy.com.au

INTERNET
http://www.ihug.com.au
http://www.iprimus.com.au
http://www.iinet.net.au
http://www.aunic.net (Naming)

DIRECTORIES & SEARCH ENGINES
http://www.yahoo.com.au
http://www.google.com.au
http://www.whitepages.com.au (Online Directory)
http://www.yellowpages.com.au

OTHER GOVERNMENT SITES
http://www.abs.gov.au (National Statistics)
http://www.rba.gov.au (Central Bank)
http://scaleplus.law.gov.au (Legislation Information)
http://www.casa.gov.au (Civil Aviation Safety Authority)
http://www.ato.gov.au (Taxation)
http://www.aqis.gov.au (Quarantine)
http://www.customs.gov.au (Customs)
http://www.firb.gov.au (Foreign Investment Review Board)
http://www.familycourt.gov.au (Family Court, includes divorce information)
http://www.aat.gov.au (Administrative Appeals Tribunal)

EXTERNAL TERRITORIES
http://www.norfolk.gov.nf
http://www.dotars.gov.au/explore.asp...s+of+Australia

OTHER AUSTRALIA SITES
http://www.austlii.edu.au (Legal Database)
http://www.melbourne2006.com.au (Commonwealth Games)
http://www.taxpayer.com.au (Taxpayers Australia)
http://www.bpay.com.au (Bill payment)
http://www.slsa.asn.au (Surf life saving)
http://www.australianflag.org.au (Australian National Flag Association)
http://www.southern-cross-group.org (Expatriate Australians)
http://www.hea.asn.au (Home-education)
http://www.rfds.org.au (Royal Flying Doctor Service)
http://www.dpi.qld.gov.au/fireants (Brisbane Fire Ant infestation)
http://www.ntf.flinders.edu.au (National Tidal Facility)
http://www.ga.gov.au/nmd/geodesy/astro/ (Sunrise / Sunset times)
http://www.whereis.com.au (online maps)
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Old Nov 28th 2004, 8:04 pm   #2
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Hey JAJ!

Great idea to put all this info together and post it here.
Thanks for that

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Nice post JAJ, very useful

Somebody also posted this "Oz Guide" link earlier, which is quite nicely organised:
http://www.csu.edu.au/australia/

These guys seem pretty efficient when you need to earn brownie points:
http://giftsaustralia.com.au/
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Old Nov 28th 2004, 9:13 pm   #4
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Great idea to put all this info together and post it here.
Thanks for that

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If anyone wants NZ links in a similar format, let me know.

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Old Nov 28th 2004, 9:19 pm   #5
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Added to favourites list - Thanks Jeremy
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HI,

Cheers will keep in the file ready .........

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Jeremy thats an excellent thread. Found some brill sites thanks very much - also added to favourites

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Excellant, just looking at the web cam of the sights of Melbourne has made me all nostalgic for a place that already feels like a second home.

Can you make this thread sticky?

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Might not be needed, but how bout a list of local search engines as well?
like www.google.com.au etc?

Don't know if there's much need or not, but it helped someone out.
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Blimey, that's a long list What about the various state education sites, I'd put them on, but I haven't got them to hand and am too tired tonight to check them

Great list though. Will drive hubby round the bend by being attached to the puter for even more hours.
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I'll second that - things move so quickly in this forum. Can you stick it at the top please Jeremy??
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some of the sydney sites which members would find useful:

www.sydney.citysearch.com.au
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/
http://citymap.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/
http://www.sydneypinkpages.com.au/
http://www.whereis.com.au/whereis/home.jsp
http://www.131500.com.au/
http://www.cityrail.info/
http://www.sydneybuses.nsw.gov.au/

Misc:

http://www.bigpondmovies.com/
http://www.mynrma.com.au/motoring.asp
http://www.tradingpost.com.au/
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